The Philosophy of Shipbuilding: Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Wooden Ships (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series)

The Philosophy of Shipbuilding: Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Wooden Ships (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series)

by Frederick M. Hocker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585443131

ISBN-13: 9781585443130

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

This book is dedicated to J Richard Steffy, a leading figure in the study of ancient shipbuilding, and draws heavily upon his conceptual approach to ship design and construction which places emphasis on the shipwright's personality, culture, technical ability and experiences. Ten essays explore the philosophy of shipbuilding in different periods and based on different…  See more details below

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This book is dedicated to J Richard Steffy, a leading figure in the study of ancient shipbuilding, and draws heavily upon his conceptual approach to ship design and construction which places emphasis on the shipwright's personality, culture, technical ability and experiences. Ten essays explore the philosophy of shipbuilding in different periods and based on different types of remains and sources, from ancient Egyptian papyri to ship models, ancient and more recent wrecks and historical evidence. Subjects include early plank-built ships of ancient Egypt, north European clinker-built ships, mortise-and-tenon joined hulls of the ancient Mediterranean, Spanish and Portuguese ships of the 15th and 16th centuries and the remains of a merchant fleet in Lake Champlain, North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585443130
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Shipbuilding : philosophy, practice, and research1
Ch. 2Boatbuilding in ancient Egypt13
Ch. 3Principles and methods of construction in ancient naval architecture25
Ch. 4Nordic clinker construction37
Ch. 5Bottom-based shipbuilding in Northwestern Europe65
Ch. 6"I've already sold my tunic" : Nile Skippers and their problems in the mid-third century B.C.95
Ch. 7Two Athenian ship models of the third millennium B.C.103
Ch. 8The Tantura wrecks and ancient mediterranean shipbuilding113
Ch. 9Characteristics of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Iberian ships129
Ch. 10Sails on an inland sea : the evolution of Lake Champlain's sailing merchant fleet137

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